“Let’s Get This Bread”: Bay Area Tartine Workers are Organizing

“What if a bakery kept its heart and soul, but always remained open to new ideas?” asks the website for Tartine, the world-renowned Bay Area bakery. Elsewhere on the site, the bakery boasts of “Production at a human scale.” Today, the humans who produce Tartine’s award-winning bread and pastries have a new idea of their own: a union. TheContinue reading ““Let’s Get This Bread”: Bay Area Tartine Workers are Organizing”

Organizing lessons from the Anchor Brewing campaign

Anchor workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first union contract on December 20. With their victory secure, workers at the first craft brewery in America can share some of the factors behind their organizing victory. They were patientEarly union supporters took their time and resisted the urge to “go public” before securing support from aContinue reading “Organizing lessons from the Anchor Brewing campaign”

Newest ILWU Local 6 members secure a first contract

A team of auto-processors at San Francisco’s Pier 80 finally got their ILWU contract in January with Pasha Automotive after a lengthy three-year effort. Good contract with big raises Their contract that was signed on January 16th included significant raises, good health benefits and an excellent savings plan. The Pasha Terminal Services employees at PierContinue reading “Newest ILWU Local 6 members secure a first contract”